STRAYE presents JEAN ROUGERON | American Dream

September 27 2014 . 01:05pm

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JEAN ROUGERON

Photographer, director and artist from the film festival city of Cannes on the French Riviera in France, was born in 1952 and trained in professional photography and film direction at a private photography and film school in Switzerland.
Soon after launching his career in photography, Jean landed a job with France Soir newspaper, photographing up and coming stars, and then Sygma international press agency, the largest press agency in the world at the time, in Paris. In the early 70’s, he was sent to Africa, where violent wars had broken out in Ethiopia and Chad. His photographs were published in every major international news publication, time magazine, being one example.
From the late-seventies through the nineties, Jean combined his admiration for beautiful women, travel and photography and became one of the best and most well known, erotic photographers.
In the early 80’s Jean signed a contract with European editions of Playboy Magazine. Publishers all over the world, including Japan, appreciated Jean Rougeron’s work and named him the best erotic photographer in the world three years consecutively! Unusually bright colors and exotic, luxurious locations are Jean’s trademark!
Always interested in art, painting, collage, and décor, in the nineties, Jean developed his own art technique, he named “diopaint”, a word combining the French word diopositive, (slide), and paint. He starts with a slide, which is shot at different speeds and develops in various ways. Then comes the delicate work of manipulation of the negative. He also paints directly on the slide with a secret mixture, (not to be confused with other artists who paint on photographs), then prints the final image onto museum quality, archival photo paper guaranteed for 200 years!
Jean was the first to produce erotic magazine videos for international distribution and Playboy cable TV. Jean has and continues to direct full feature films and tv shows.

JEAN ROUGERON / AMERICAN DREAM
at
STRAYE
413 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-0290

Show opens September 27, 2014 | 8-11pm

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Beast Astray at Known Gallery recap by Brent Broza

September 27 2014 . 12:37pm

-Photos by Brent Broza

BEAST ASTRAY
AN ART EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE MALL – A FILM BY JOE HAHN

Opens this Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7-10pm
Show runs September 25 – October 5, 2014
at
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

AARON DE LA CRUZ . AXIS . BILL McMULLEN . BOM.K . BRANDON REZA PARVINI . CLEON PETERSON
DABS MYLA . DI NGUYEN . EDWIN USHIRO . ESTEVAN ORIOL . GABRIEL PEREZ . GEORGE THOMPSON
GREG CRAOLA SIMKINS . IGOR KOVALIK . JAMES JEAN . JASPER WONG . JESSE HAZELIP . JIM LEE
JOE HAHN . JORAM ROUKES . KEEGAN GIBBS . KENICHI HOSHINE . KIM JUNG GI . KOMATSU MIWA
MANNY SAYES . MARK DEAN VECA . MECHIKURO . MIKE LEE . MIKE SHINODA . MU PAN . REVOK
ROBERT FOX . ROBERT MACKENZIE . RON ENGLISH . ROSTARR . SABER . SAGE VAUGHN . SEVER
SLICK . STASH . STEVEN PLATT . TRISTAN EATON . VINCENT DI NGUYEN . ZESER + SPECIAL GUESTS

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Photo recap of the ASTRO A38 LAUNCH at Known Gallery

September 26 2014 . 10:36pm

Photos taken by Brent Broza | @brozaphoto

ASTRO A38 LAUNCH

in collaboration with THE SEVENTH LETTER

Featuring RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

For more info: astrogaming.com / theseventhletter.com

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RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH collaborating on the ASTRO A38 headphone tags

September 26 2014 . 10:04pm

ASTRO A38 LAUNCH

in collaboration with THE SEVENTH LETTER

Featuring RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

For more info: astrogaming.com / theseventhletter.com

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HYPEBEAST speaks with Joe Hahn and artists Bom.K, Ron English and Saber

September 26 2014 . 08:20pm

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Best known as DJ and programmer of two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park and having directed many of the band’s most successful music videos, Joe Hahn is now venturing into feature films with his full directorial debut MALL. A film about a meth addict intending to carry out a mall shooting and the intertwining of the lives of several characters in the events that follow, Hahn intends for MALL to “show how ugly people can be as they hide their inner beasts after cracking their facades.” To promote the release of MALL, Joe Hahn, who apart from his involvement with Linkin Park has also established an impressive repertoire as an artist and painter, will curate an art show to be held at KNOWN GALLERY in Los Angeles, bringing together a collection of artists to interpret the themes of the film through their artwork. Before the launch of the show on September 25, HYPEBEAST spoke with Joe Hahn and artists Bom.K, Ron English and Saber in a roundtable-style discussion to talk about the current state of the art world, the role that MALL played in their pieces, and the messages that they intend to convey through art. If you’re in the area, head down to KNOWN GALLERY to check out the show starting September 25 with the public opening at 7pm.

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

What’s your take on the art world these days, what inspires you currently?

Joe Hahn
The art world has changed dramatically during my lifetime. When I was a kid getting into art, I loved comics, fantasy and graffiti. I was constantly told that the Art World doesn’t consider any of that stuff to be ‘real art.’ In hindsight, the people who said that were closed-minded sheep that shouldn’t be allowed to be anywhere near kids. They are eating those words now. Nowadays, marketing your work is accessible as long as you have a computer and Internet. This has allowed people to share and participate in the arts in any way they desire. I love to follow artists and their progression through their life and career. It takes a lot of courage to be a career artist. It requires you to follow your heart and not to hesitate on your instincts.

Bom.K
I do not really have a clear vision about the art world, but only about the graffiti or street art in galleries. I’ve seen it explode and make a solid step into the galleries and museums in these last 10 years; to finally achieve the recognition it deserves (or close to it). My personal take on this is that there are not enough galleries taking the risk to feature young emerging talents that really deserve the exposure instead of showing the same artists over and over.

Ron English
This is the first time in history that the whole world has been so connected and the new art being created reflects that completely. A lot of prejudices and myopic viewpoints are crumbling fast, and artists are getting to play to an ever-expanding audience.

Saber
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer… who poisoned my tea? My current inspiration is to suppress the pounding knot in my stomach and keep my kids laughing.

Read more of the discussion here: hypebeast.com

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